This hat is knit in the round from the bottom up using Fair Isle technique for colorwork. Vertical stripes are created with color, cabling, and texture. Cap is topped with a knotted tie. Sizing implies stretching for a snug fit; size up if you prefer a looser fitting cap. This design is also included in the Topped for Another Year collection. This pattern has also been published in Knitcircus and the book 1000 Fabulous Knit Hats.